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Hope Solo Biography
- Hope Amelia Solo, born on (1981-07-30) July 30, 1981 (ageÂ 31) is an American soccer goalkeeper and a two-time Olympic gold medalist from Richland, Washington. She has been goalkeeping for the United States women's national soccer team since 2000. After playing for University of Washington, she played in Women's United Soccer Association league, a Swedish league and a French league. She played in Women's Professional Soccer league during its entire existence from 2009 through 2011; for the clubs Saint Louis Athletica, Atlanta Beat and magicJack. Since 2012 she has played for the Seattle Sounders in W-League. Solo is often mentioned for her excellent goalkeeping and good looks. Her benching, and the 0Ã¢Â€Â“4 loss to Brazil in 2007 World Cup semifinal, were often mentioned with the sacking of U.S. national coach Greg Ryan after the tournament. In 2011, she participated in Dancing with the stars television show, and posed nude for The Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine. Before the 2012 London Olympics, Solo was warned after she tested positive with a banned substance from a prescription medicine. After the 2012 London Olympics, where she received her second Olympic gold medal, she published her best-selling autobiography Solo: A Memoir of Hope.
Hope Solo Filmography
- (2012) 2012 Do Something Awards as Herself
- (2012) London 2012 Olympics as Herself - USA
- (2011) 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup as Herself
- (2011) Piers Morgan Tonight as Herself
- (2011) Whitney as Herself
- (2009) Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as Herself - Guest
- (2007) Chelsea Lately as Herself - Guest
- (2005) Dancing with the Stars as Herself - Contestant
- (2003) Rome Is Burning as Herself (archive footage)
- (1993) Late Show with David Letterman as Herself
Hope Solo Trivia and Facts
- Champion soccer player.
- Named a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic womens soccer team [June, 2008].
- Appeared in an infomercial, hosted by Krista Tesreau and John Abdo , for Johns "Belly Buddy" abdominal fitness system .
- Two-time Olympic gold medalist in soccer.